Flightline share sells for $4.6m at Keeneland after Breeders’ Cup romp to leave overall value at $184m | Racing News

A minority stake in Breeders’ Cup Star Flight Line has been sold in the USA for $4.6m.

A 2.5 percent stake was offered by Lanes & Farms in Kentucky at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, later. The horse was retired on Sunday. Ended his racing career undefeated in six runs, including Saturday’s stunning victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

His second career as a stallion is now valued primarily at $184m with the winning bidder – Brookdale Farm’s Freddy Seitz – receiving all the rights, benefits and responsibilities of a co-owner under a four-year syndicate agreement. Is.

After his retirement, Flightline was named the best horse in the world with 139 marks before his Breeders’ Cup success – with Europe’s top performer Bayeed at 135.

Pure perfection – Flightline’s spectacular run

Flightline didn’t make his debut until April 2021, but was quickly on the upswing, winning the Stakes at Del Mar before racking up four straight Grade One victories in the Breeders’ Cup.

Flavin Pratt rode Flight Line to victory in the Breeders.  Cup Classic at Keeneland
Flight Line cruises to victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland

His narrowest margin of victory was six lengths in the Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont, while his 19-and-a-half-length victory in the Pacific Classic was his most decisive victory.

Flightline’s margin of victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic — eight and a quarter lengths — is the largest in the race’s 39-year history.

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